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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 26,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20002,201345,645 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,266300,939
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,335313,407 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,592268,125 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,495312,950 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,703269,579 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,802259,644 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,858374,095 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,030217,739 Fleet Foxes (106th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,103229,252 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,3852,891,375

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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161.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,546
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  78/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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162.

Blink-182United States Blink-182
Year of Release:2003Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,501
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  68/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,477
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  78/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,467
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:831
Average Rating:  76/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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165.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,383
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  74/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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166.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,349
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  75/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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167.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,345
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:858
Average Rating:  78/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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168.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,328
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:865
Average Rating:  81/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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169.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,323
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  69/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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170.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2003:18Rank Score:2,299
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:877
Average Rating:  64/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 573 57%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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